Cleo Pendergrass, 91, of Sale Creek, TN, died Saturday January 19, 2013 at her home.
She was born October 7, 1921 in Putnam County, TN to the late Johnson Asberry and Emma Dale (Perry) Hyder; and was also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Foster Pendergrass; brothers, Hooper Hyder, Paul Hyder and Doyle Hyder; and sister, Willie Swallows.
A resident of Sale Creek most of her life, she was a graduate of Sale Creek High School and had been employed as a teacher’s aide with the Hamilton County School System. She attended Sale Creek Independent Presbyterian Church.
Cleo is survived by her son, Donnie Pendergrass of Arlington, TX; her daughter, Peggy (Len) Mackney of Murfreesboro; brother, Leo Hyder of Columbus, MI; grandson, Len (Missy) Mackney, Jr. of Smyrna; two great-granddaughters, Brittany (John) Kluver and Elizabeth Mackney; and three great-grandsons, Brett Kluver and John Kluver and Baby Boy Kluver, all of Smyrna.
Funeral services for Cleo will be held Wednesday, January 23 at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Phil Evaul officiating. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in the Welch-Rogers Cemetery in Sale Creek
The family is being served by the Vanderwall Funeral Home in Dayton where they will receive friends Tuesday, January 22 after 5 p.m.